One of the most difficult issues employers face under the
wage and hour laws is properly classifying employees under the "administrative"
exemption. Much of a difficulty comes from the FLSA's use of the word
When we think of employers' reasonable accommodation
obligations under the ADA, we usually think in terms of accommodating current
employees. The ADA, however, equally extends this obligation to job applicants.
A recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC...
Earlier this week, a story broke reporting that Harvard University surreptitiously viewed the
work emails of 16 residential deans as part of its investigation into
a cheating scandal. Your level of outrage at Harvard's investigation will
Last month, I discussed the recently introduced Ohio Senate Bill 45 , which would prohibit employers "from
requiring an applicant or employee to provide access to private electronic
accounts of the applicant or employee." As I've earlier...
Most lawsuits between employers and employees do not
start out as lawsuits. They start out as conversations between the aggrieved
employee's lawyer and the company's counsel. This order of events makes sense
for both sides. If the parties can...
Consider the following scenario. Your company uses sales
representatives to sell its products. To protect your company's relationship
with its other employees, you require all sales reps to sign a no-solicitation
agreement as a condition of their...
CNN reports that a Flint, Michigan, nurse is suing her
hospital because it kowtowed to a man's request that no African-American
employees care for his baby. The lawsuit [pdf] outlines her key allegations:
11. The father told the Charge